Prodigal Sons: The New York Intellectuals and Their World (Paperback)Alexander Bloom (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 568 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 30 mm
"An exceedingly thorough-going study."-Los Angeles Times
"Dilligent and ambitious...he has written an intellectual history that, drawing upon social and political history, as well as biography and even psychology, provides an accessible and comprehensive portrait of this dynamic, influential 'herd of independent minds.'"-The Boston Globe
"[Bloom] writes with a mild irreverence rare in academic prose. He...manages to convey the lives behind the ideas."-Vanity Fair
"[Bloom's] prodigious research has produced the first full-scale portrait of an era, and his zeal in combing every pertinent record and speaking with every person involved with the subject is quite impressive."-William Phillips, Partisan Review
"The most important and comprehensive study of this group to date."-Library Journal
"A serious, thoughtful and compendious work of cultural history....I doubt that a more informative book on the subject will be written."-Irving Kristol, The Washington Times
"I doubt that a more informative book on the subject will be written."-Irving Kristol, The Washington Times
"A very successful work."-James Gilbert, The Nation
"Nowhere has [the topic of the New York intellectuals] been rendered with the comprehensiveness and dispassion of Alexander Bloom's Prodigal Sons."-American Jewish Congress Monthly
"For readers interested in New York intellectual life since the Depression, Prodigal Sons is a concise and highly readable guidebook to what was...very exotic and frequently perilous territory to traverse."-Kirkus Reviews
"Impressively researched social history."-Newsday
"The first full-scale history of the old New York literary left. An important...book."-The Detroit News
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